E-books: Sports History

  • Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation book cover

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation

    1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. Gennaro, Saheed Aderinto

    Sports in African History, Politics, and Identity Formation explores how sports can render a key to unlocking complex social, political, economic, and gendered relations across Africa and the Diaspora. Sports hold significant value and have an intricate relationship with many components of African…

    eBook – 2019-04-01
    Routledge

  • Sport, Violence and Society book cover

    Sport, Violence and Society

    2nd Edition

    By Kevin Young

    In this fully updated and revised new edition of his landmark study of violence in and around contemporary sport, Kevin Young offers a comprehensive sociological analysis of an issue of central importance within sport studies. The book explores organised and spontaneous violence, both on the field…

    eBook – 2019-03-28
    Routledge

  • Controversies in Exercise Science book cover

    Controversies in Exercise Science

    1st Edition

    By Thomas Rowland

    Controversies in Exercise Science introduces a series of selected unresolved issues in the field of human exercise science. The common thread to all of these topics is that, in their ultimate resolution, they offer promise of insights into the essential principles of physiological systems and how…

    eBook – 2018-10-09
    Routledge

  • How Football Began: A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born book cover

    How Football Began

    A Global History of How the World's Football Codes Were Born, 1st Edition

    By Tony Collins

    This ambitious and fascinating history considers why, in the space of sixty years between 1850 and 1910, football grew from a marginal and unorganised activity to become the dominant winter entertainment for millions of people around the world. The book explores how the world’s football codes -…

    eBook – 2018-08-06
    Routledge

  • The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport: Causes, Consequences, Solutions book cover

    The Anti-Doping Crisis in Sport

    Causes, Consequences, Solutions, 1st Edition

    By Paul Dimeo, Verner Møller

    The sense of crisis that pervades global sport suggests that the war on doping is still very far from being won. In this critical and provocative study of anti-doping regimes in global sport, Paul Dimeo and Verner Møller argue that the current system is at a critical historical juncture. Reviewing…

    eBook – 2018-04-24
    Routledge

  • Football, Corruption and Lies: Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban book cover

    Football, Corruption and Lies

    Revisiting 'Badfellas', the book FIFA tried to ban, 1st Edition

    By John Sugden, Alan Tomlinson

    World football is in crisis. The corruption scandal engulfing FIFA is arguably the biggest story in the history of modern sport and a watershed for sport governance. More than a decade ago, John Sugden and Alan Tomlinson laid the foundations for subsequent investigations with the publication of…

    eBook – 2017-12-04
    Routledge

  • Understanding International Sport Organisations: Principles, power and possibilities book cover

    Understanding International Sport Organisations

    Principles, power and possibilities, 1st Edition

    By Lincoln Allison, Alan Tomlinson

    The governance of international sport is dominated by the SINGOs (sporting international non-governmental organisations). The IOC, FIFA, IAAF and the FIA wield global influence, but how exactly do such complex organisations operate? This important book examines the rise of the SINGOs, their…

    eBook – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition book cover

    The Paralympic Games Explained

    Second Edition, 2nd Edition

    By Ian Brittain

    The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key…

    eBook – 2016-07-01
    Routledge

  • Muhammad Ali: A Man of Many Voices book cover

    Muhammad Ali

    A Man of Many Voices, 1st Edition

    By Barbara L. Tischler

    Muhammad Ali was not only a champion athlete, but a cultural icon. While his skill as a boxer made him famous, his strong personality and his identity as a black man in a country in the midst of the struggle for civil rights made him an enduring symbol. From his youth in segregated Louisville,…

    eBook – 2015-10-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Historical Americans

  • African Americans in Sports book cover

    African Americans in Sports

    1st Edition

    By David K. Wiggins

    This two-volume set features 400 articles on African-Americans in sports, including biographical entries as well as entries on events, tournaments, leagues, clubs, films, and associations. The entries cover all professional, amateur, and college sports such as baseball, tennis, and golf.…

    eBook – 2015-03-26
    Routledge

  • Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914: A Social and Economic History book cover

    Flat Racing and British Society, 1790-1914

    A Social and Economic History, 1st Edition

    By Mike Huggins

    2001 North American Society for Sports History Book of the YearThis volume studies the formative period of racing between 1790 and 1914. This was a time when, despite the opposition of a respectable minority, attendance at horse races, betting on horses, or reading about racing increasingly became…

    eBook – 2014-06-03
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

  • France and the 1998 World Cup: The National Impact of a World Sporting Event book cover

    France and the 1998 World Cup

    The National Impact of a World Sporting Event, 1st Edition

    Edited by Hugh Dauncey, Geoff Hare

    The contributions here cover the major socio-economic, political, cultural and sporting dimensions of the 1998 World Cup. It is set within the sporting context of the history and organization of French football and the French tradition of using major sporting events to focus world attention.…

    eBook – 2014-04-08
    Routledge
    Sport in the Global Society

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